multi with bite?

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Hi everyone.....
I"m using SolincoTourBite16 currently, at 47 lbs. and it feels good with a soft flexing 98 sized racket.
Is there a multi that has corners for a little bit more ball bite for second serves?
I'm old, so would be looking for something that feels soft, especially on fast swings and slight mishits.
Have been using a Aero500 with DunlopSilk at 52lbs., and my second serves seem less consistent with fast swings, but it feels really solid and easy on my shoulders.
 

Muppet

Legend
According to Tennis Industry, Hexy Fiber 16 has a diameter of 1.36 mm. That would go great with a Tour Bite 16 main.
 

Fuji

Legend
Head RIP Control is amazing, one of my favorite multi strings since it's got some decent spin.

-Fuji
 

Ramon

Legend
For me, the multi with the most bite is Dunlop DNA. When I was using my PK Ki 5x, DNA gave me more bite than RIP Control and Hexy Fiber, and it was soft and had great feel too. Too bad I can't use it with my extreme open string pattern ESP racquet. With a closer string pattern, it's my favorite multi.
 

Chotobaka

Hall of Fame
Not a multi, but a compound string geometry, Gosen AK PRO CX has very good bite for a non-poly.

If you can find them, Yonex Tournament 80 Spin and Pro Supex FT Ruff are also good non-poly strings with good bite and spin potential. Both discontinued, but they pop up from time to time. Neither is a multi, though.
 
Rip control is muted, more poly like in feel.

Prince premier attack has good spin with a more traditional multifilament feel i.e. you can actually feel what the ball is doing. All the other suggestions above are good.

I almost feel silly giving this advice to someone with >20k posts ;)
 

LeeD

Bionic Poster
Thanks again....
I really like my STBite16 at moderate tensions, it doesn't hurt the body, so I'll just stick to it.
I got a couple other 4.0's to try this string, and like me, find it OK in feel, super long durable, and tension maintainance is beyond outstanding.
Super long durable. One of my two rackets has well over 70 hours, possibly as many as 90 hours on it, and it feels exactly like the other one, with 3 hours on it.
Same for my two friends who switched to it on my recommendation. Both WERE string breakers, both notice a change of play after under 6 hours with whatever they were using, and both are still using racket's with well over 20 hours of play, over using their spares with little playtime.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
Even though it is over priced Wilson nxt tour 18 g. has the best bite I have ever felt in a multi.
 
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Attila_the_gorilla

Guest
My choice for arm-friendliness/feel/and exceptional spin is a good quality multi in the mains and Ashaway Zyex in the crosses.
 

logrock

Rookie
Really impressed by Technifibre Multi Feel 17ga. The most ball bite I've gotten from any Multi in a longtime. Much more so than NRG, NXT etc.
Currently using as a cross with BHS 17ga in mains. Next time will try it as a full bed really curious to see how it holds up.
Love to hear some input from guy's who use it in a full bed?
 

anubis

Hall of Fame
Hi everyone.....
I"m using SolincoTourBite16 currently, at 47 lbs. and it feels good with a soft flexing 98 sized racket.
Is there a multi that has corners for a little bit more ball bite for second serves?
I'm old, so would be looking for something that feels soft, especially on fast swings and slight mishits.
Have been using a Aero500 with DunlopSilk at 52lbs., and my second serves seem less consistent with fast swings, but it feels really solid and easy on my shoulders.
Prince Premier Control is my favorite multi.
 

SCRAP IRON

Professional
Not a multi, but a compound string geometry, Gosen AK PRO CX has very good bite for a non-poly.

If you can find them, Yonex Tournament 80 Spin and Pro Supex FT Ruff are also good non-poly strings with good bite and spin potential. Both discontinued, but they pop up from time to time. Neither is a multi, though.
I second that Gosen motion!
 
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